McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Excellence in Interior Construction
A project of this scale and magnitude could not have been accomplished without exceptional teamwork. We thank everyone who has been involved in planning this relocation over the past couple of years. Their dedication to this project has allowed our vision for the future of McDermott in Washington to finally come to life.
Bobby R. Burchfield, Co-Partner-in-Charge, McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Washington, D.C.
Boston Properties
185,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
LEED Gold Interiors

Located at 500 North Capitol Street on Capitol Hill, the McDermott Will & Emery project consisted of six levels and approximately 185,000 square feet of tenant construction, including a cafe and a partial roof terrace.

The 9,000 square-foot Blue de Savoie stone flooring in this space was hand selected by the architect and meticulously dry-laid at the quarry in France to ensure consistency across the floor as well as with the base building lobby. Grout joints align perfectly with millwork reveals, window mullions, and other architectural features throughout the space.

McDermott Will & Emery's office space includes the fourth through ninth floors and approximately half of the ground floor. The design follows a perimeter office layout with demountable glass corridor partitions. The most prominent feature of the building is the ninth floor reception and conference center. With sweeping views of Union Station and the U.S. Capitol Building providing a stunning backdrop, the stone flooring, wood and silk wall panels, and glass partitions combine to provide McDermott Will & Emery with a striking setting to welcome visitors and clients. 

Clark completed the McDermott Will & Emery fit out simultaneous to base building rehabilitation with tenant construction. The team coordinated tenant mechanical and electrical work with the new base building systems, as well as matched elevations of base building floor finishes with tenant floor finishes on the first level. With an already tight schedule—accelerated by one month to accommodate the tenant's earlier move-in—Clark worked closely with the base building team to deliver the space on time while meeting the highest standards of craftsmanship. 


Built to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Gold standards for energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, the space features natural light, Energy Star-rated equipment and appliances, new furniture with recycled components, and locally-sourced building materials.

S2N Technology

As a subcontractor to Clark, S2N managed the installation of the structured cabling and security systems.

ABC of Metro Washington - Excellence in Construction Award, Interior ($75-100 per SF)